On the walls: the week in art

Geneviéve Castrée, Andréanne Godin’s mining drawings, T for Typographie workshop, Samuel Garrigó Meza takes on boxing, Parker Branch, performance art by Jaclyn Meloche, paintings by Scott Everingham, Chromatic 2013 call for submissions.

© Alain Fleischer. “Là pour ça” from Écran sensible (Un film en six tableaux), 1996, photographie argentiqu

Tonight, Geneviève Castrée is in town sharing her new graphic novel Susceptible, which she talks about in this interview with Cult MTL. Castrée will give a presentation about her work and be available at the launch party for signings and chat. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard W.), 7 p.m., free

The CCA invites aspiring typographers to a workshop offered as part of the ongoing ABC:MTL exhibition. Run by Feed (a graphic design studio), T for Typographie invites students to design different versions of a particular letter of the alphabet they’ve been assigned. Participants can then see their work published in a brochure available in the CCA bookstore. Workshop (in French) Feb. 21, Shaughnessy House at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (1920 Baile), 3 – 5 p.m., free

© Andréanne Godin/Galerie B-312
Andréanne Godin’s Le Mur/The Wall looks at the effects of mining on the Canadian landscape. The artist studies how the man-made changes change the natural geological structure of a hill or particular plot of land. Vernissage Feb. 21, Galerie B-312 (Belgo Building, 372 Ste-Catherine W., #403), 5 p.m – 8 p.m.

Soup and the science of sweet bruising takes an affectionate look at the world of boxing, “cruelest of sports.” Writer and multidisciplinary artist Samuel Garrigó Meza animates a 12-round slide presentation hitting the sport’s pop culture highlights, from Muhammad Ali’s political involvement to the George Foreman Grill. Food’s for sale on-site as a fundraiser for Articule. Feb. 21, Articule (262 Fairmount W.), 7 p.m., free

Parker Branch is a collaborative project by Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows that employs items from found objects, natural artifacts and tests their influence within the frame of a window display. In this exhibit, the duo uses the window of a plumber’s shop in Hudson, NY, their first foray away from their storefront in London, ON. Vernissage Feb. 21, W WTWO (170 Jean-Talon #206), 7:30 p.m.

This week, Galerie de l’UQAM launches two new exhibits. Inspired by the silence that comes when looking at interesting images or cinema, Raccords is French artist Alain Fleischer’s exploration of the the commonalities and differences between photos and film and how we perceive them. On the eve of the vernissage, the artist’s latest film will be screened, with a twist: the room will turn into a sort of “darkroom,” at which point the film will be “developed” as it unfolds. Then, check out La Petite Collection, a cabinet full of curious oddities collected by a team of artists, with a particular inclination toward numbered and signed objects. The cabinet’s construction is a part of a larger project that will study processes and practices used in the art world today. Both vernissages Feb. 22, Galerie de L’UQAM (1400 Berri), 5:30 p.m.

Galerie Trois Points welcomes two new exhibits this week. In one space, Toronto’s Scott Everingham shows abstractly narrative paintings in Until Dust, while the second gallery will house Olga Chagaoutdinova’s Un-ravelling, a video project of withering and revival. Vernissage Feb. 23, Galerie Trois Points (Belgo Building, 372 Ste-Catherine W., #520), 3 p.m.

Jaclyn Meloche spent the better part of two years putting together her latest installation, Being Performed. This performance piece investigates and explores how space (and places) can ultimately influence a performance. Meloche further explores how it may not only be the artist performing, but her environment, too, is a performer. Vernissage Feb. 23, Visual Voice Gallery (Belgo Building, 372 Ste-Catherine W., #421), 3 p.m.

Art-makers, please be advised that Massivart is taking applications for the fourth edition of their annual Chromatic exhibit in May at the Darling Foundry. The call for submissions is open to March 18. ■

By Emily Raine and Kristen Theodore

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